Efficiency Standard for Ceiling Fans Proposed

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Dec. 28 —

A proposed rule to amend energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans would achieve 10.9 percent in energy savings over the life of the fans, according to the Energy Department. Consumers would pay a little more for the fans but would get a net savings, the DOE said. Manufacturers might lose up to $166 million of cash flow over the 2015-2048 analysis period but would not see a significant loss of capacity or employment, the DOE said. The notice of proposed rulemaking was posted online Dec. 23 for public access in advance of sending it to the Federal Register. The proposal will be the subject of a seven-hour public meeting at DOE headquarters Feb. 3 and will be open for public comment for 60 days after it appears in the Federal Register. The new standards would take effect three years after a final rule is published. The proposal (RIN 1904-AD28) is available at http://1.usa.gov/1Ue5cuk.